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10:15 AM ET, March 17, 2009

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John Biggs / CrunchGear:
It begins: The Dell Adamo spotted at SXSW, coming tomorrow, $1,999  —  Brian Solis, the “next-gen” PR dude, just got some hot shots of the Dell Adamo.  Color us impressed.  His photos show a laptop with the sex of a MacBook Air with a little more of the hard edged aesthetic familiar …
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Dan Ackerman / Crave: The gadget blog:
Hands-on with the Dell Adamo  —  One of the most buzzed-about new laptops of 2009 is Dell's Adamo, a high-end, ultra-thin 13-inch model that starts at $1,999 and shares a design sensibility with the MacBook Air and HP Voodoo Envy 133.  —  After teasing the system at CES 2009 …
The Boy Genius / Boy Genius Report:
BlackBerry Gemini 8325 live picture  —  Sorry it's not the greatest picture in the world, but at least we can put a face to the specs and info.  We dropped word of the BlackBerry Gemini a while back, and it looks to be cross between an 8300 and an 8900.  Ugh, the madness never stops.
Seth Weintraub / Computerworld Blogs:
Apple iPhone 3.0 event tomorrow might reveal a tablet  —  The Apple iPhone 3.0 event tomorrow might have more surprises than are immediately apparent.  Especially in relation to a tablet.  Here's my hypothesis why:  —  I've got a pretty good idea that Apple is going to be releasing more iPod touch/iPhone platform devices.
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MG Siegler / VentureBeat:
Source: iPhone 3.0 apps to play well with other devices  —  In a few hours, Apple is for the first time showing off its iPhone 3.0 operating system at an event at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. The event, which came up at the last minute, is expected to showcase some major changes to the platform.
Dan Nystedt / PC World:
HTC to Launch ‘at Least’ Three Google Phones This Year  —  High Tech Computer (HTC) will ship “at least” three smartphones this year that use Google's Android software, HTC's CEO said Tuesday.  —  HTC, already the largest maker of smartphones that use the Windows Mobile OS …
Discussion: IntoMobile, Gizmodo, CrunchGear and Engadget
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Wall Street Journal:
HTC to Launch Extra Versions of Google Phone  —  TAIPEI — Taiwanese smartphone producer HTC Corp. said it plans to launch more than three versions of the Google phone in 2009, including the introduction of a second-generation of the smartphone in the second quarter.
Discussion: Communications … and Phone Scoop
Marshall Kirkpatrick / ReadWriteWeb:
Twine Could Soon Surpass Delicious, Prepares Ontology Authoring Tool  —  Nova Spivack's semantic web company Twine is developing a free service to write and host semantic ontologies; the classification trees that enable machines to put concepts in topical context.
Discussion: Download Squad
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Gazillion to launch series of major online games with Marvel Comics characters  —  Online game startup Gazillion Entertainment is announcing today a major partnership with comic book king Marvel Entertainment to build a series of online game worlds with Marvel's comic book characters.
Tony Wong / Toronto Star:
Satellite piracy costing TV industry billions  —  But even the threat of legal action doesn't scare off thieves  —  The modern day pirate doesn't sport a patch or walk with a limp.  —  His weapon of choice is an unassuming pizza-sized satellite dish that can literally harpoon signals from space …
BBC:
‘Super-fast’ game download launch  —  A British company has launched a new way of downloading games.  —  Unlike other systems, Awomo allows people to start playing a game before all the software has been downloaded.  —  The developers say that waiting times between clicking a download link and actual game-play have been slashed.
Discussion: Kotaku and Neowin.net
Daniel Terdiman / CNET News:
At SXSWi, Twitter is the new Twitter is the new Twitter  —  AUSTIN, Texas—A couple of days ago I wrote a story suggesting that the Twitter saturation level here at the South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) festival was so high that the service's value was being affected.
Discussion: Beet.TV and The Social
Joanna Stern / LAPTOP Mag:
MSI Launches Wind U110 ECO Boasting Nine Hours of Battery Life  —  MSI just keeps breeding that Wind family.  Today the Taiwanese company unveiled it Wind U110 ECO, which sports a similar chassis to the Wind U115 but is slated to get 9 hours of battery life.
Discussion: SlashGear, Engadget and TECH.BLORGE.com
Steve Rubel / Micro Persuasion:
Twitter is Peaking  —  Twitter traffic data from comScore (via TechCrunch)  —  I have been active Twitter user since January 2007.  And it's been remarkable just how much it has changed since.  —  In the last six months, Twitter has gone nuclear.  There are three reasons why and I explore them in this post.
Sony Ericsson:
Accessorise your life with music and Sony Ericsson's first outdoor Bluetooth™ speaker.  —  Listen to your favourite sounds while on the move with the trendy Outdoor Wireless Speaker MS500.  A first for Sony Ericsson, the colourful and powerful Bluetooth™ speaker gives …
Discussion: SlashGear, OhGizmo!, I4U News and Engadget
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
The iPhone OS 3.0 Announcement Scorecard  —  Tomorrow morning the sun will rise, and tech writers from near and far will descend upon Cupertino.  The steady rattle of fingers flying across laptop keys will sound like rain on a windshield, drowned out only by the endless assault of cameras firing at the stage.
Discussion: AppScout
Hutch Carpenter / I'm Not Actually a Geek:
Twitter Rolling Out House Ads  —  Just saw this on my Twitter home page:  —  I've seen one for Twitter widgets and one for Twitter search.  They're “house ads” now - i.e. only for Twitter's own services.  But perhaps these are a precursor to future advertising.
Anthony Ha / VentureBeat:
Apture raises $4.1M for richer news browsing  —  Apture, a company that helps publishers integrate multimedia content into their browsing experience, has only been getting better since I last covered it in June, having added new features addressing many of my reservations.
Discussion: paidContent.org and TechCrunch
Tarmo Virki / Reuters:
Nokia to cut 1,700 jobs in sinking phone market  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia Oyj will slash 1,700 jobs globally over the coming few months because of falling demand, the world's top cellphone maker said on Tuesday.  —  Nokia said in January it aimed to cut annual costs at its key handset unit alone …
Discussion: Phone Scoop
New York Times:
Seattle Paper Shifts Entirely to the Web  —  SEATTLE — The Seattle Post-Intelligencer will produce its last printed edition on Tuesday and become an Internet-only news source, the Hearst Corporation said on Monday, making it by far the largest American newspaper to take that leap.
Enigmax / TorrentFreak:
Behind the Scenes at Mininova  —  Most visitors to Mininova will be completely unaware that this is not your regular torrent site.  Unlike many private torrent sites - operating on the fringes of legality and trying to keep a fairly low profile (whilst gathering donations in order to stay alive) …
Discussion: p2pnet and PC Authority
Times of India:
Satyam loses 46 customers to rival tech firms  —  Text:  —  BANGALORE: Around 46 customers of Satyam Computer Services have moved their outsourcing contracts to rival tech firms such as TCS, Wipro, IBM and Accenture, ever since the company's founder and chairman Ramalinga Raju admitted to a financial fraud of over $1 billion.
Discussion: Between the Lines and Bloomberg
Don Clark / Digits:
Fabs, in Berkeley?  Yes, With Help From Marvell Founders  —  A dairy in the San Francisco Bay area once used the slogan, “Farms?  In Berkeley?”  Despite the name of that company-Berkeley Farms-one sees little agriculture or cow-milking around the city.  But another surprising activity …
Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Twitter: A fine ‘pre-business’ but un-monetizable and a deadly acquisition target  —  Dear Google, Yahoo and any other potential buyer of Twitter.  Bernstein analyst Jeffrey Lindsay says it's a bad idea.  A really bad idea.  —  In a research note, Lindsay delivers an interesting history lesson of Internet “pre-businesses.”
Anne Dujmovic / CNET News:
Twitter OAuth open to all developers  —  Twitter's OAuth interface is now open to all developers, enabling more secure access to the service via its application programming interface from third-party Web sites.  Alex Payne, Twitter's API leader, made the announcement in—what else—a tweet Monday.
Discussion: TechCrunch
Brad Stone / Bits:
Passwords of 8,000 Comcast Customers Exposed  —  A list of more than 8,000 user names and passwords for customers of Comcast, one of the nation's largest Internet service providers, sat unprotected on the Web for the last two months.  —  Kevin Andreyo, an educational technology specialist in Reading …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
How to Juice AOL: A Spin-Out, Of Course, But Also a Reunion at Dulles HQ?  —  As soon as he got his new job last week, new AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong sent out a rather hopeful email to the troops-his first communication as the latest leader of the ragtag online service.
 
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PC World:
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Robin Goad / Hitwise Intelligence:
Twitter and UK newspaper websites
Discussion: Tech Central, Thanks:atul
Dan Frakes / Macworld:
Apple, vendors confirm iPod headphone-chip rumors